An Ancestral Journey

Italian

Scope Solutions’ founder’s father was born in northern Italy, and he immigrated to Australia in 1956 with his parents when he was nearly 18 years old. He met his future wife in Brisbane (Meeanjin). They were married approximately five years after meeting and had three children – one son and two daughters.

Aboriginal

Scope Solutions’ founder’s mother has a recorded history of being a First Nations person of Australia. Her eldest daughter (the founder of Scope Solutions) was raised in Meeanjin (Turrbal) and on the Gold Coast (Kombumerri – Yugambeh). She is a direct bloodline descendant of the Logan family of the Logan and the Pimpama (Gugingin – Yugambeh), and is a direct bloodline descendant of the Williams family from the Scenic Rim (Mununjali/Wanjerriburra – Yugambeh).

She is proud to acknowledge that one of her great forefathers was Bilin Bilin (also known as King Jackey Jackey, Jack/John Logan). Bilin Bilin was a young man when Captain Logan first arrived on our shores, and Bilin Bilin was later recognized as a wise leader of the Yugambeh people. Bilin Bilin and his wife Nellie from Ipswich (Jagera/Ugarapul) had a daughter named Emily Logan, and Emily married William Williams. William and Emily lived in and around Beaudesert and Kooralbyn and were  highly respected leaders in their community. It is well documented that Bilin Bilin’s diplomacy was paramount to the survival of his descendants who continue to live in and around Tweed Heads, the Gold Coast, the Scenic Rim, Logan and Brisbane.